Netflix’s First Danish Series ‘The Rain’ Promises Thrills & Chills
A still from the Netflix series, <i>The Rain </i>set to release on May 4.
A still from the Netflix series, The Rain set to release on May 4.(Photo: Netflix)

Netflix’s First Danish Series ‘The Rain’ Promises Thrills & Chills

Dystopia is here to stay, at least when it comes to fiction. After the success of the German science fiction series Dark, Netflix’s first Scandinavian series is all set to thrill you with it’s post-apocalyptic plot.

Starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke Force Majeure amongst others, the series is created by Jannik Tai Mosholt (Borgen, Rita, Follow the Money), Esben Toft Jacobsen (The Great Bear, Beyond Beyond) and Christian Potalivo (Dicte, The New Tenants, Long Story Short).

The world as we know it has ended. Six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilisation gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a danger-filled quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life.Set free from their collective past and societal rules, the group has the freedom to be who they want to be. In their struggle for survival, they discover that even in a post-apocalyptic world there’s still love, jealousy, and many of the coming of age dilemmas they thought they’d left behind with the disappearance of the world they once knew.

The trailer promises a sinister vibe. Insert <Bingeworthy Feels>. It seems to carry the germ of the 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies revolving around boys stranded on an uninhabited island and their disastrous attempt to govern themselves. Not just a dystopian fantasy, the series will unravel the complexity and depravity of human beings.

The episodes are set to drop on Netflix on 4 May.

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